Aber Uni have published an article about some of the work I’ve been involved with for the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Rover! Alongside my day-job, I’ve been using my powers of computer graphics to run simulations of the UCL/MSSL-led PanCam instrument, to check how it can see important parts of the rover. This has mostly been the calibration items being designed/manufactured by my colleagues at Aber, but also the sample drawer and how the position of the drill affects the visibility of various things.
I’ve also used my general computery and Welsh-languagey skills to put together a website to showcase all of the amazing ExoMars-based work being done by people in Aber Physics and Comp Sci. Check it out in English (http://exomars.wales) or Welsh (http://exomars.cymru), and in particular check out my set of images on there!:
This is how the whole ‘I should really get around to starting that website I’ve been thinking about for years’ finally got off the ground. I had the opportunity to go along to this year’s BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium in beautiful Edinburgh. Two of my colleagues at Aber are long-time organisers, and were very awesome to let me tag along as a helper and photographer.
Both Edinburgh and the Colloquium were new to me, and I have honestly fallen head-over-heels for both. I wish I’d known about Lovelace when I was an undergrad, so I can only do my best to make sure that it’s great for our upcoming women in tech.
Next year will be in Sheffield… I will do my best to be there!